You’re only as good as your word. At least that’s what I was told as a kid. But is it true? President John F. Kennedy certainly thought so when he said, “I would rather be accused of breaking precedents than breaking promises.” In a world where politicians notably and consistently […]

Were you cringing through the entirety of “Borat 2”? Did hearing the details of CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin’s masturbating-on-a-Zoom-conference-call horror show make you want to die a little inside? The Germans have a word that describes exactly what you were experiencing (because of course they do). “Fremdschämen” is the […]

Who is not dreaming of open roads and far horizons? – getty The German word “fernweh” describes a debilitating “longing for distant places” – which avid travellers suffer more than most Frequent travellers – and travel journalists – are wont to suffer homesickness from time to time, especially on long […]